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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG, Vero Beach, FL

Maintaining your vehicle at home is a satisfying way to keep your motoring costs down. With the right knowledge and products even someone who isn't very mechanically inclined can take care of many of the smaller issues in everyday driving. Sometimes, however, car issues can be too specialized or complex for the average motorist to take care of by themselves and it becomes time to take your car to the pros. Below you'll find three major warning signs that you need to get to a mechanic ASAP, as well as some of the potential causes behind them.



Engine and Drivetrain Problems

Let's start at the beginning. If your car won't even turn over and start up, then the rest of the problems on this list won't come into play. The simplest cause of this issue is a dead battery, which you can remedy with jumper cables, and the instructions that come printed on their packaging. If jumping the car doesn't work, you may have a larger problem with your ignition system. It's advisable to take your car into the shop at this point because finding the root of the problem will likely involve removing a few parts from your engine. Whether it's dead spark plugs or electrical problems, it's better to have it dealt with by a professional. Likewise, engine surging where the revs rise and fall can mean a problem with your fuel injectors, which are fairly deep within your motor. It's unwise to drive around with a surging engine, as this burns more gas and can cause unintended acceleration. Drivetrain issues are another major issue requiring professional attention. Everybody fears the dreaded transmission repairs, so if certain gears won't engage or they shift at the wrong times you should definitely take your car to the qualified mechanics here at Bobby's Auto Service Center.



Vibration While Driving

This issue can be caused by damaged drivetrain components, but can also stem from misaligned wheels or unbalanced or flat tires. If you feel any vibration or shuddering as you drive along, you should get to a mechanic as soon as you can. At its worst, this issue can lessen your control over the car, potentially causing accidents. This will also wear out your tires more quickly than if everything was straight and true. Unwanted vibrations put stress on important (and costly) components like suspension and brakes while decreasing gas mileage, so it's smart to take your car in as soon as these issues develop.



Poor Braking Performance

Your brakes are vital to keeping you safe on the road and should definitely be cared for by a professional, unless you're absolutely sure you know what you're doing. Common signs of issues with your car's braking system include squeaking or squealing when the brakes are applied, or the brakes feeling spongy and failing to slow your vehicle properly. Squealing brakes are caused by the brake pads wearing through the pad surface to the metal underneath. At this point the metal behind your brake pad is coming into contact with the brake rotor. This can be disastrous and produce unwanted heat, reduced stopping power, and cause you to have to buy new rotors as well as the relatively cheap pads. Spongey and weak brakes can mean there's a problem with your master cylinder, which converts the mechanical pressure of you pressing the pedal into hydraulic pressure to apply the brakes. In either case, it's best to have your brakes seen to by the professional mechanics here at Bobby's Auto Service Center.



There are instances where car maintenance is simple and easy, but if you notice any of these issues developing, it's best to take your car in for a qualified mechanic's checkup so the problems can be remedied before they turn into much more serious issues. Bobby's Auto Service Center has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.




What Our Customers Are Saying

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Our Chrysler 300 has been serviced at Bobbys Auto several times these past few years . I'm sending this attitude of gratitude which is very long over due! Best customer service ! Always professional every time I had an issue with my car . Greatest mechanics ! Wouldn't take my car anywhere else !

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The people at Bobby's are amazing! I am from out of state and my car broke down. The tow truck driver suggested I take it to Bobby's so, although I was skeptical, not being from the area, that's what I did. Given the circumstances, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Bill and the rest of the folks at Bobby's made my nightmare experience manageable and easy. I would certainly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in Vero Beach needing work done on their vehicle. They are so friendly and great to work with.

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Excellent work and customer service. Would highly recommend to everyone!

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Honest and fair prices. Just what you want when it comes to repairing your car.

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A family business, honest and fair prices, dependable service. They will take care of you and your vehicle.

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Best place to take your car for any problems, wouldn't take my car anywhere else.

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I refer all my clients to Bobby's, especially the new ones. When people relocate or buy a second home in Vero Beach they need to know the best of the best to help them settle in. So I tell them Bobby's is the best for automobile servicing. Honest people and reasonable prices! Bill, Brenda and the rest of the crew will take care of you too.

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These guys are few of the honesty people in this world. They're awesome....an oil change does not end up costing you 500.

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Totally trustworthy. Completely capable. Fair pricing. What more can you ask for?

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My truck broke down, which was an easy fix for me, however the tow truck busted my brake line. I went to Bobby's for help, they couldn't have been better. My estimate was more then reasonable, and told me to give him a day. I dropped it off at 230 in the afternoon, by 4 they called and said it was fixed and ready to go. Great place and highly recommend!

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I have purchased two cars from their clients for my son. They are fair to deal with and trustworthy, I would refer them to anyone for mechanical work or if one of their clients are selling their cars.

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We have been going to them for over 15 years. Billy and Bobby been excellent people to deal with. I can't say enough good things about them. The biggest details I look for when searching for a repair professional is honesty and quality. That is important to me. I always feel comfortable with them and their service is of the highest quality. The people who work there are very knowledgeable in their field. If I don't know what's wrong with my vehicle they take the time to find out, tell me what is wrong and then fix it. What else can you ask for?

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